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Visit Us

Location:

 

Rooms 3018 & 3019 (Lifts 2 & 3)

Opening Hours:

 

 

 

Term time (Room 3018)
Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.

Term time (Room 3019)
Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:15p.m.

Summer & Winter sessions
Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:15p.m. (Room 3018)
Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:15p.m. (Room 3019)

 

General Enquiries:

  Email: lccommons@ust.hk
  Tel.: 2358-7851


 

Facilities & Activities

Facilities:

  1. Reception Desk (Room 3018) – book seminar rooms, borrow audio or video materials and board games, and make general enquiries or seek specific assistance.
  2. Multimedia Area (Room 3018) – watch popular TV dramas or the latest movies on big screens.
  3. Seminar Rooms (Rooms 3018 & 3019) – book a seminar room to rehearse your group presentations, watch films, play board games, etc.
  4. Theater (Room 3019) – join activities organized by the Center.
  5. Computer Stations (Rooms 3018 & 3019) – access language learning software and online resources for various language skills.
  6. Sofas & Terrace (Rooms 3018 & 3019) – relax in the cozy setting of the Language Commons.

 

 
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Other activities:

  1. Advice Desks (Rm. 3018) & Listening Rooms (Rm. 3018) – students can speak with a Language Adviser to discuss ways to improve your speaking, pronunciation and writing (By appointments only).
  2. Orientation Area (Room 3018) – students can register in advance for a Chit-chat Session to improve their English speaking fluency and make friends across cultures and disciplines.
  3. Language Commons (Rooms 3018 and 3019) – students can take part in a variety of language activities organized by the Center throughout the year.

 

 

Assistance

  • General enquiries
  • Enquires about language activities and short courses offered by the Center
  • Language advice on speaking (by appointment)
  • Language advice on writing (by appointment)
  • Event selection advice offered by Language Ambassadors

 

 

Resources

English Language Materials:

 

  • Audio CDs, CD-Roms and Music CDs
  • DVDs & VCDs
  • Dictionaries
  • Grammar practice, grammar reference and reference books on reading, vocabulary and writing
  • Movie transcripts
  • LANG course materials
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • IELTS test/exam practice
  • TOEFL test/exam practice
  • Games
  • LANG Advice Sheets on how to improve different language skills

Chinese Language Materials:

 

  • AV resources
  • Dictionaries
  • Grammar reference and reference books on vocabulary and writing
  • LANG course materials
  • Newspapers

Asian Language and European Language Materials*: 

 

 

  • AV resources
  • Reference books
(*Asian languages include Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cambodian, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Swahili, Tagalog Philipino, Thai, Tamil and Vietnamese; European languages include Dutch, French, Latin, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.)
Note: All the materials are for use within the Language Commons only.
 

Room Bookings

  • Please contact the reception desk in Room 3018 or 3019 for Seminar Room bookings.

Priority will be given to students in UGC-funded programs.


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